For Californians concerned about sky-high gas prices and a looming increase to the state’s fuel excise tax: Never fear, the Assembly Select Committee on Gasoline Supply and Pricing is here! What exactly will the committee do? It will “investigate the gas price gouging that has inflated prices at a rate equivalent to 100% per year,” […]
This is CalMatters political reporter Ben Christopher, filling in one last time for Emily, who is scheduled to be back in your inboxes on Monday. Thanks for reading! Gov. Gavin Newsom has some catching up to do. On Thursday, the governor returned to California after three days in New York City spent touting his administration’s […]
En resumen Los comités de gastos independientes financiados por grupos de intereses especiales están gastando millones de dólares para hacer sus selecciones en las elecciones primarias de California. En algunas contiendas, claramente apoyan o se oponen a los candidatos. En otras, la estrategia es más complicada. Read this article in English. Si no lo ha notado, […]
Independent expenditure committees funded by special interest groups are spending millions of dollars to make their picks in the California primary. In some races, they are clearly supporting or opposing candidates. In others, the strategy is more complicated.
In a year of unprecedented turnover in the California Legislature, several lawmakers are trying to bequeath their seats to relatives and staff members. Critics say they’re trying to game the system.
Lawmakers advance a California gun control bill to allow citizens to sue manufacturers and distributors over illegal and “ghost” weapons.
The California State Auditor’s office called on legislators to revise laws that appear to have contributed to high numbers of jail deaths.
The state Assembly had to pass the California single-payer bill by Monday for it to stay alive, but its author didn’t bring it up for a vote.
An unusually high number of influential state legislators are retiring or running for higher office. The reasons include a combination of new electoral districts, term limits and political ambition.
Democratic Party leaders unite behind a message that the recall is a desperate Republican plot that is bad for California. But will progressives and Latinos turn out to vote?